Concordia will triple the capacity of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema’s film production programs by 2024, welcoming more than 220 new students from nearly 800 annual applicants.
The expansion aims to ensure that Quebec’s thriving film and television industry benefits from the creative and highly skilled graduates who have cemented the school’s reputation over its nearly half-century of existence. existence.
“I believe that the creativity of our artists expresses our cultural identity as Quebecers and communicates our specificity throughout the world,” says Annie Gérin, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia. “We are pleased to be able to innovate within our Film School to ensure that we support the vision and talent of our filmmakers who enrich Quebec’s cultural industries.
Propel talented creators
The Mel Hoppenheim School of Film plans to launch new short-term microprograms, one-year undergraduate certificates, and graduate degrees in film production in response to industry calls to improve professional training for filmmakers. its highly skilled workers.
It will also open more sought-after spaces in its BFA and MFA film production programs.
In 2021, the school successfully developed a microprogram in screenwriting and film production, offered in French and English. It is offered online to increase access to professional training, regardless of geography or background.
In the spring of 2023, the Faculty of Fine Arts will launch a microprogram in digital film production, and in the summer of 2023 it will introduce a master class for industry professionals. Additionally, the faculty is currently developing a Graduate Diploma in Arts, Media and Cultural Industries, in collaboration with Concordia’s John Molson School of Business.
“We are already proud to be Canada’s largest and most comprehensive university center for film animation, film production and film studies,” says Martin Lefebvre, president of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. “This expansion will allow us to further cement our reputation as a film school where imagination meets artistic and technical skill to propel our most talented creators to the highest levels of the cinematic arts.”
Graduates of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema work as film professionals in Quebec and the rest of Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe and Asia. Alumni who helped elevate Quebec cinema to the world stage include André Turpin, BFA 89; Chloe Robichaud, BFA 10; Kim Nguyen, BFA 97; Pascale Bussière, participant 91; Jeff Barnabas, BFA 04; Benoît Pilon, BFA 87; Louise Archambault, BFA 93, MFA 00; Yves Belanger, BFA 84; Pierre Gil, BFA 88; and Stephen Campanelli, BFA 83.
Learn more about Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Film.